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Old 04-22-2007, 05:22 PM
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Straight Edge

So I've been reading up a lot on the influence of straight-edgers in the crossover and hardcore scenes, and how it's crossed over into today's music (Aaron Turner from Isis was an 'edger for a long time, Jake Bannon from Converge still is). I really dig the philosophy behind it and how you'd get "x'ed up" before shows by putting big black "X"s on your hands.

What's everyone's view on this attitude? I think I'm gonna start x'ing up before shows myself...
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Old 04-22-2007, 05:25 PM
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The only time I've ever had an X on my hand was when I saw a show that was in a bar so the bartender knew I was under 21.
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The only time I've ever had an X on my hand was when I saw a show that was in a bar so the bartender knew I was under 21.
Do you know what straight-edge is? X'ing your hands could imply that you were under 21 while still representing that you're an edger.
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So I've been reading up a lot on the influence of straight-edgers in the crossover and hardcore scenes, and how it's crossed over into today's music (Aaron Turner from Isis was an 'edger for a long time, Jake Bannon from Converge still is). I really dig the philosophy behind it and how you'd get "x'ed up" before shows by putting big black "X"s on your hands.

What's everyone's view on this attitude? I think I'm gonna start x'ing up before shows myself...
whaa...? I'm so confused. Can't you just not drink or smoke?
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whaa...? I'm so confused. Can't you just not drink or smoke?
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Straight edge (also known as sXe, and xXx) refers to a lifestyle, a personal commitment, a philosophy, and a subculture that is closely associated with their brand of hardcore punk music. Straight edgers abstain from psychoactive drugs (or recreational drugs), including tobacco and alcohol. Some followers of the straight-edge philosophy also abstain from caffeine, promiscuous sex, and the regular use of painkillers.
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xXx
That movie sucked.







anyway, no thanks. when im 21 ill definatley be enjoying a beer or two when I go to a show.
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That movie sucked.







anyway, no thanks. when im 21 ill definatley be enjoying a beer or two when I go to a show.
Well, I'm just toying with the idea of it. I can always be straight-edge for five years then break it when I'm 21
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Do you know what straight-edge is? X'ing your hands could imply that you were under 21 while still representing that you're an edger.
I didn't put it on, the bouncer did.
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Well, I'm just toying with the idea of it. I can always be straight-edge for five years then break it when I'm 21
In other words, obeying the law.


This is the most pointless shit I've ever heard. If you don't want to be involved in drugs or alchohol, cool. That's your choice. But go around declaring it a lifestyle? Puh-lease.
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I think its fine if anyone doesn't wanna do crap like that, but its kind of annoying to make a label of yourself because of it.
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